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October 15, 1988 | MICHAEL CIEPLY, Times Staff Writer
With all due respect to Hollywood, Sony Corp. is getting its name out of the motion picture business--for now. Just three months after launching its New York-based Sony Pictures unit, the Japanese consumer electronics giant has quietly decided to rechristen the division SVS Films. The idea is to avoid some of the grosser embarrassments of moviedom and also end some confusion about the company's possible emergence as a big-time film maker. "The thing (has been) an incredible headache.
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October 15, 1988 | MICHAEL CIEPLY, Times Staff Writer
With all due respect to Hollywood, Sony Corp. is getting its name out of the motion picture business--for now. Just three months after launching its New York-based Sony Pictures unit, the Japanese consumer electronics giant has quietly decided to rechristen the division SVS Films. The idea is to avoid some of the grosser embarrassments of moviedom and also end some confusion about the company's possible emergence as a big-time film maker. "The thing (has been) an incredible headache.
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November 10, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Best of the Best" (citywide) is a by-the-numbers martial-arts movie graced by several celebrated actors marking time between more rewarding assignments and crowned by an appallingly brutal Tae Kwan Do competition. There's nothing here except for karate fanatics. The title refers to five young men recruited for the U.S. Karate Team by its coach (James Earl Jones) to take on the world champion South Korean team. The U.S.
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October 27, 1989 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
"An Unremarkable Life" (AMC Century 14) gives us three remarkable actors--Patricia Neal, Shelley Winters and Mako--in a laudable but far-too-frail effort to revive the once-flourishing tradition of the small-town psychological family drama. This film--about two sisters knotted together in the emotionally airless cul de sac of their family home--suggests Tennessee Wiliams, William Inge or, even more, their innumerable imitators.
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